Water Prize Award: Reducing food waste can improve water balance

SIWI, along with the UN food agency FAO and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) compared discarded food to leaving the tap running in a joint report ‘Saving Water: From Field to Fork – Curbing Losses and Wastage in the Food Chain’. ‘As much as half of the water used to grow food globally may be lost or wasted,’ IWMI researcher Charlotte de Fraiture said. Some 1.2 billion people were estimated to live in regions where demand for water is greater than supply. The pressure is increasing over demand for agricultural products like beef and bioenergy that are water intensive.

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